Uncle Taco is a relatively new local restaurant, occupying the space formerly held by Eleanor’s Pizza, if you remember that. Their menu isn’t huge, but they have a nice variety of tacos and other dishes. I like it when a restaurant doesn’t feel like they have to have a 10-page menu. The decor is colorful and happy and in keeping with the historic old building that houses it. Both times we’ve been, service has been excellent and friendly. There are tables and booths and bar seating.
They offer tacos, burritos, nachos, quesadillas, a Mexican pizza named after the restaurant they replaced, and a kids’ menu with what I assume are smaller portions. All tacos and burritos can also be served as a bowl, without the tortilla for those watching the carbs.
On our first visit we started our lunch with The Three Amigos, which includes house-made queso (yummy), house made guac (also yummy), and your choice of salsa (red, verde, or pineapple). We enjoyed all. We chose the pineapple salsa, which I loved even though I wasn’t sure about it when I ordered it. It’s just sweet enough and it goes great with the spicyness of the salsa. The guacamole tasted fresh. Today we ordered queso and we literally scraped the bowl clean. On our first trip we had the pineapple salsa,
They have a variety of tacos, with chicken, fish, pork, shrimp, chorizo, and beef options. The tacos are soft tacos and are easy to pick up and eat. Both times I’ve been I’ve gotten the fish taco (below) and I absolutely love it. It’s beer-battered cod, pineapple salsa, cotija, cilantro, & chipotle crema on a flour tortilla and it’s good and spicy — not at all fishy.
There were four of us for lunch today — me, Mom, Jim, and our youngest daughter, Sara Ann. Mom got the basic beef taco, Jim likes the Carnitas (braised pork, fresh jalapeño, white onion, cilantro, cotija, and avocado crema on a corn tortilla, and the Carne Asada (flank steak, salsa verde, white onion, cilantro, & lime on a corn tortilla), and I got a taste of Sara Ann’s Smoked Chicken taco (Queso, lettuce, pico, cheddar cheese, chipotle crema, & sour cream on a flour tortilla). The smoked chicken had a marvelous flavor and was so tender.
We enjoyed a few adult beverages with our meal. Mom had white wine, Jim had a Mexican beer, and Sara Ann and I ordered margaritas. She had the house margarita and I wanted to try the prickly pear margarita, which I loved.
I love downtown Jonesboro and am always eager to try new restaurants there and this one was not a disappointment. They’re also on DoorDash, which will be nice when we don’t feel like going out.
Prices are very reasonable and it’s a fun ambiance. Weekday specials (11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) are two tacos, a side, and a drink (non-alcoholic) for $10. Tacos ( basic, carnitas, smoked chicken, or chorizo) are $1 off on Taco Tuesdays.